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NATO’s Not Ready For Saudi-Style Drone Attacks; ‘It’s A Serious Problem’

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“The threat that we face has developed faster,” than countermeasures, giving adversaries like Russia, and Iran, some asymmetric advantages.

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EXCLUSIVE Navy’s New Triton Drone Heads To Guam, New Pacific Recon Tool

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Originally slated to deploy last year, the Triton drones will give US commanders in the Pacific a powerful new tool to conduct surveillance, and track Chinese moves from afar.

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If Congress Punts Spending Bill, Navy’s New Frigate Would Suffer

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The Navy is looking to get a new class of frigates in the water as soon as possible, but the budget wrangling between Congress and the White House might mean that gets put on hold.

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Missile Defense Review a Multi-Billion IOU to White House

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PENTAGON: Military and civilian leaders at the Pentagon are portraying the new Missile Defense Review as a common-sense response to aggressive Chinese and Russian investments in new hypersonic weapons and faster, longer-range missiles. The review marks “a new era in missile defense” undersecretary for policy John Rood said at the Pentagon Thursday. But mostly what… Keep reading →

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Air Force Busts Out Credit Cards To Buy High Tech Gear

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The Air Force can be an “angel investor” for some startups, said Will Roper, the service’s top acquisition official.

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Navy Enters Drone Age, Taps Boeing for MQ-25

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Loaded with jet fuel, the drones will vastly extend the ranges of carrier-based aircraft operating in the expanses of the western Pacific. That lets the Navy strike deeper into China’s layered defenses while keeping the big decks out of range of most of China’s anti-ship missiles.

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Special Ops Command To Hold Flyoff Of Tiny Drones

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Using lessons from places like Niger, commandos are looking for drones to carry blood to injured troops, as well as small systems that can fly indoors, through tunnels, swarm, and operate when being jammed.

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Eyeing China, Australia Busily Buys Up Frigates, Drones, and Sub-Hunting Planes

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Australia looking to protect its home waters, while sending a signal to Washington that it is one of the allies that is trying to pull its weight in defending itself.

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China’s Eating Up US Drone Market; U.S. Troops At Risk

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While Washington struggles to update its arms export policies, China is spreading its influence, one drone sale at a time.

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NSC Readies Major Overhaul in US Arms Exports

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The Trump Administration is putting the final touches on a plan to speed up arms sales to allies, and play catchup to China and Israel in selling armed drones.

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